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Lumberjack (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 28 April 1944 (USA)
Hoppy and his pals ride to the rescue when hornswogglers threaten a widow's forestland.


Lesley Selander


Norman Houston (screenplay), Barry Shipman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy
Andy Clyde ... California Carlson
Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers ... Jimmy Rogers
Douglass Dumbrille ... Daniel J. Keefer
Ellen Hall ... Julie Peters Jordan
Francis McDonald ... Clyde Fenwick
Ethel Wales ... Aunt Abbey Peters
Hal Taliaferro ... Taggart
Charles Morton ... Big Joe Williams
Herbert Rawlinson ... Buck Peters
Frances Morris ... Mrs. Williams
John Whitney ... Benton C. Jordan
Jack Rockwell ... Sheriff Miles


Julie's husband has been murdered and land agents want her to sign away her property rights. Hoppy warns against this but she does so anyway. It looks as though she will be unable to deliver the timber called for in her agreement. Hoppy has to make the lumber deal happened and solve the murder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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HE'S A RARIN;, TEARIN' FOOL! Hoppy really goes to town with guns blazing and fists swinging in this rapid-fire western that'll have you whistling! See more »


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This is one of 54 Hopalong Cassidy features produced by Harry Sherman, initially distributed by Paramount Pictures from 1935-1941, and then by United Artists 1942-1944, which were purchased by their star William Boyd for nationally syndicated television presentation beginning in 1948 and continuing thereafter for many years, as a result of their phenomenal success. Each feature was re-edited to 54 minutes so as to comfortably fit into a 60 minute time slot, with six minutes for commercials. It was not until 50 years later that, with the cooperation of Mrs. Boyd. i.e. Grace Bradley, that they were finally restored to their original length with their original opening and closing credits intact. See more »


Followed by Borrowed Trouble (1948) See more »


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Sung by Ozie Waters
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Hoppy Goes In The Timber Business
15 June 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Lumberjack starts with the killing of a newlywed husband on his wedding day minutes after exchanging vows with Ellen Hall who is niece of Buck Peters played by Herbert Rawlinson foreman of the Bar 20 ranch. And Rawlinson saw the one of the killers. Hopalong Cassidy gave chase and got the other one.

The bad guys who are Douglass Dumbrille, Hal Taliaferro, and Francis McDonald are a real trio of bottom feeders who had hoped to acquire this land at public auction. The fact that Hall is now the heir spoils their plans. The other thing was doing their evil deed to someone acquainted with Hopalong Cassidy. That brings Bill Boyd and sidekicks in to straighten the situation which they inevitably do.

The land Hall has is rich in timber and that's why these guys want it so bad. Hoppy becomes her logging foreman in order to save the day.

Andy Clyde as California Carlson get a little romance himself in this film with Ethel Wales who is Rawlinson's sister and Hall's aunt. A lot of the situations here are pretty funny, especially when parson Earl Hodgins almost marries the two.

Lots of good action in Lumberjack in an unusual setting for a western.

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Release Date:

28 April 1944 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


| (edited TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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